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Technical Bulletins

Our technical bulletins address disaster recovery needs integral to operating any collection-holding institution. Each technical bulletin will take you step-by-step from response through recovery and includes information such as disaster preparedness, recovery procedures, and hazardous situations. Click the link to view or download the PDF.

Developing Cooperative Disaster Networks for Cultural Institutions: A White Paper on the Pennsylvania Cultural Resilience Network (PaCRN)
Emergency Supply Kits
The Emergency Management Cycle
Essential Terms for Emergency Management
An Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)
Salvaging Art on Paper
Salvaging Photographs
Salvaging Books
Spanish versions of the technical bulletins

El Rescate de Obras de Arte Creadas Sobre Papel

El Rescate de Colecciones Fotograficas

Rescate de Libros 

The National Resource Guide for Disaster Preparedness

The purpose of the National Resource Guide for Disaster Preparedness is to assist institutions in the preparation of their own Emergency Telephone List and in the selection of emergency supplies and equipment to have on-site.  As part of every disaster preparedness and response plan, institutions should have an up-to-date emergency telephone list and should maintain a stockpile of supplies and equipment to use in initial recovery efforts.  

Click here to download the National Resource Guide for Disaster Preparedness, where you will find a list of over 100 vendors and associations for reference. Knowing whom to call and having some supplies on-hand helps save time and allows staff to respond as quickly as possible in an emergency.

The National Resource Guide for Disaster Preparedness is partially subsidized through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.